Difference between revisions of "Relationship between Defense Lawyer and Defendant"

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A defense lawyer may not assist any unlawful or illegal conduct and cannot counsel illegal conduct.  This means the defense lawyer may not further a continuing fraud or other additional future criminal activity.  If, for example, the defense attorney becomes aware that the defendant intends to commit perjury, he cannot continue his representation of the defendant.  Representation of a defendant concerning past events is not viewed as assisting the defendant in committing or perpetuating a fraud.
 
A defense lawyer may not assist any unlawful or illegal conduct and cannot counsel illegal conduct.  This means the defense lawyer may not further a continuing fraud or other additional future criminal activity.  If, for example, the defense attorney becomes aware that the defendant intends to commit perjury, he cannot continue his representation of the defendant.  Representation of a defendant concerning past events is not viewed as assisting the defendant in committing or perpetuating a fraud.
  
===The Attorney-Client Privilege===
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===The Attorney/Client Privilege===
  
 
At the time of the initial meeting with the defendant it is imperative for the defense lawyer to explain privilege and confidentiality.
 
At the time of the initial meeting with the defendant it is imperative for the defense lawyer to explain privilege and confidentiality.

Revision as of 09:17, 14 April 2010